Our step by step guide provides you with an idea of what to expect once you have made the decision to sell your home.
Once you have contacted us, we will come and visit your property, provide you with any advice that you may need on how to present your home and give you an honest appraisal of exactly how much we believe you can get for it in the current market.
Details and photographs
Upon receiving your instructions to sell your home we will come round and prepare a set of property particulars in readiness for marketing. This is an important part of the process because of the extensive exposure that your home will receive. The imagery must be correct and we ensure that each picture highlights a selling point. The philosophy is to present the property in its ‘best true light’.
EPC and floorplans
We will order an EPC and floorplan on your behalf using a local independent company with competitive prices.
Our proactive marketing ensures that the property is sent to our extensive mailing list as soon as the details have been approved. Prospective buyers which match its criteria are also called to arrange for them to view and a For Sale board is erected. An advert is then submitted to the local paper and also placed on our website and national property portals ensuring 24 hours a day nationwide coverage.
Viewings will be arranged either by phone or email correspondence at a time to suit you and we are happy to accompany all viewings. Even if you are at work, you can leave us with a key which is secured in a locked key safe and tagged with a secure number system. If a property proves to be particularly popular we will organise an open house viewing which is also accompanied by an estate agent and can instigate competition between buyers which helps to achieve a higher price.
Once we receive an offer on the property we qualify the buyer’s situation and speak to the estate agent that they sold through should they be in a chain situation. We provide you with all the information that you will need to make a decision on whether to accept or reject an offer and negotiate on your behalf until an acceptable price is achieved.
Your solicitor is your own choice but having worked in the area for many years we can give sound advice on which solicitors will suit your particular situation. The companies that we suggest will have been tried and tested many times and will come with our recommendation.
The legal process (Conveyance)
Once a sale has been agreed and a solicitor has been instructed we will work alongside you liaising on your behalf with the buyer, both the seller’s and buyer’s solicitors, the mortgage consultants and any estate agents that may be involved in the chain to ensure that the transaction proceeds to a smooth conclusion.
Exchange and completion
Once the finance and legal processes are completed we will negotiate a moving date to suit your timescales and when it is agreed you will exchange contracts. This is the first time you will be legally bound to sell the house to your buyer and that a completion date is set in stone. On the day of completion we hand over the keys to the new owner on your behalf, but not until we have been instructed by your solicitor that the sales funds have been safely received by your solicitor.